The mission of the Las Cruces Police Department is to provide community-focused public safety and law enforcement services to area residents, businesses, and visitors so they can live and thrive in a safe, peaceful environment.
If you are a dynamic, service-oriented individual with a desire to make a difference in our community, consider a career opportunity with the
Las Cruces Police Department.
UP TO $35,000 HIRING BONUS!
$5,000 RELOCATION ASSISTANCE
for candidates outside of Doña Ana County
$11,000 BASE LEVEL
$15,000 ASSOCIATES DEGREE
$20,000 BACHELORS DEGREE or 4 YEARS MILITARY SERVICE
$25,000 BACHELOR'S DEGREE in SOCIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, CJ, or CRIMINOLOGY/MILITARY RETIREMENT
$30,000 MASTER'S DEGREE in SOCIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, CJ, or CRIMINOLOGY
CADET APPLICATION DEADLINE MAY 14
$10,000 AT HIRE
$10,000 AT COMPLETION OF FIELD TRAINING
$10,000 ONE DAY PRIOR TO END OF PROBATIONARY YEAR
$5,000 RELOCATION ASSISTANCE BASED ON ELIGIBILITY
PHYSICAL FITNESS EXAM
ORAL BOARD ASSESSMENT
POLYGRAPH & PSYCHOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION
MEDICAL EXAMINATION & DRUG SCREENING
LATERAL HIRING INCENTIVES
UP TO $35,000* RECRUITMENT & RETENTION INCENTIVE FOR QUALIFIED OFFICERS
The Basic Law Enforcement Training Program of the Las Cruces Police Department is in two parts: A 22-week training academy in which the recruit receives over 1000 hours of instruction in academic and skills training by certified instructors and, after graduation from the academy, a 14-week Field Training and Evaluation Program that places the officer trainee with various Field Training Officers on all three patrol shifts for training and evaluation.
LAS CRUCES POLICE DEPARTMENT academy | 550 N. Sonoma ranch BLVD., Las Cruces, NM 88011 | p: 575-541-2766